John BAGLEY  2 3 4 5 6
- Born: Bef 25 Feb 1572
- Christened: 25 Feb 1572, St. Edmund, Dudley, Worcestershire, ENG 7
- Marriage (1): Agnes TOMLINSON  about 1601
- Marriage (2): Unknown SUTTON  on 5 Dec 1609 in St. Edmund, Dudley, Worcestershire, ENG 1
- Died: 1648, Coseley, Stafforshire, ENG 1
- Buried: May 1648, St. Thomas, Dudley, Worcestershire, ENG 8
John's parents in CD-102, were listed as Edward and Ann Sutton Bagley instead.
John, age 27, Roland Bingham, Richard Bagly and John Baker, yeoman, were indicted for assaulting Lawrence White in Dudley. An arrest warrent/writ dated Oct. 2, 1599 was sent to the sheriff to arrest the men listed in the first indictment above, plus others. A second arrest was issued on Jan. 13, 1601. Nothing further on these arrests are in the court documents. In a different court testimony in 1631, John stated that he had lived at Old Park, Sedgely, from 1603 where he kept deer for Lord Dudley. In 1611, Lord Dudley granted him, his head deerkeeper, the ancient lodge and land in Old Park for his living quarters. By 1620, John was listed as Gentleman, age 46, in a list of Chancery depositions. The 1631 court case revolved around a suit by Walter Devereux against Lord Dudley for a large sum of debt. John Bagley was included in the efforts of Lord Dudley to defeat Devereux's claim for payment. John testified that he had lived at Old Park for 28 years. Being thrown out would leave him without livelihood. His wife was dead by the time of these proceedings. The court apparently allowed him to stay at Old Park.
By a 1637/8 court case that John brought against Thomas Russell and others, John was again only listed as a yeoman. John was appointed to administer the will of his brother George Bagley on Mar. 27, 1647. In June of 1647, John Bagley, yeoman, stated in court that Lord Dudley granted him a thousand year lease in Sedgley three years before.
His own will is dated 1648. "Catalogue Reference: Prob 11/205 Image Reference: 269/218
The following is a transcript of the Will of John Bagley of Dudley, Worcestershire. Dated 3rd May 1648 and proved on 8th August 1648.
In the name of God Amen Johannis Bagley (in the margin)
I John Bagley of Duddley in the County of Worcester yeoma
n beinge weake in body but of perfect memorie and understandinge praysed be the Lord knoweinge howe un-certaine my tyme of continuance is in this life to the end that I may peaceable Carry the Testimonie of mine owne good conscience in disposinge of my temporall Estate and for the good of my children and payment of my debts doe make my last Will and Testament the third day of this instant May on Thousand six hundred forty eight and in the foure and Twentith yeare of our sovereigne Lord Kinge Charles zr. Imprimis(1) I commend my soule into the hands of my Creator trustinge of Salvacon through the meritts of my Saviour Jesus Christ and my body to Christian Burial in the Parish Church of St Thomas in Duddley Item I give all my Lands Tenements and hereditaments in Worcestershire and Staffordshire wch I onely bought unto my twoe sonnes Duddley Bagley(2) and Samuel Bagley(3) to them and theire heires forever for and in cosideracon that by them my debts shall be paid. And and that thoise other Condicons bee by them or theire Assignes performed and fullfilled Item I give alsoe all my goods Cattells and Chattells whatsoever or wheresoever they bee unto the said Duddley Bagley & Sammuell Bagley to them and theire heires forever towards the payment of my debts, and that thoise other Condicons by them or theire Assignes performed and fulfilled. Item I give unto my sonne John Bagley(4) the house Garden and Smithey nowe in the tenure and occupacon of Susans Lowe to him and his heires after my debts bee paid. Item I give to my sonne Robert Bagley the howse which the widdow Dickenson dwells & To him and his heires forever after my debts bee paid Item I give unto my Grandchild Sutton Bagley(5) those fower howses which William Buttler John White John Mason and John Juckes they all livinge in them with all theire appurtenances thereunto belonginge to him and his heires forever after my debts beinge paid Item I give unto Elizabeth Jevon(6) thirty poundes beinge my Grandchild to bee paid unto her when shee shall come to age after my debts beinge paid Item I give unto my Grandchild Margarett Jevon(7) tenn poundes to bee paid her in like manner Item my Will and pleasure is that is that none of all thoise legacies be paid without my landes Tenements and hereditaments with all my goods Cattells and Chattells doe rise and amount the full some my debts beinge paid. Item I doe make constitute and ordaine Duddley Bagley & Sammuell Bagley my twoe sonnes to bee my sole Executors of this my last will and Testament. I give unto my sonne Duddley Bagley twenty shillings. Item I give unto my sonne Sammuell Bagley twenty shillings. Item whatsoever itt amounteth more unto I give unto my fower sonnes my debts and legacies beinge paid to bee equally divided amongst them In wittnes whereof I have hereunto putt my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written The marke and seale of John Bagley In the presence of the marke of John Willinor Jeffery Atwood Jeffery Finch
Probate granted on 8 August 1648.
1 Imprimis. Impremis or Inprimis- adv. Archaic. 'in the first place'
2 Duddley Bagley - Dudley Bagley, son of John Bagley. Baptised at St Edmund, Dudley on 1 September 1605. His first marriage to Margary about 1630 resulted in 6 children, before Margery's death in 1645. She was buried at Sedgley on 23 March 1644-5. He re-married to Isabella Crosse at Sedgley on 6 May 1649 at Sedgley. There would appear to be no children from this marriage. He died in 1685. See PROB 11/380 Image ref: 573/17366 will of Dudley Bagley of Sedgley.
3 Samuell Bagley - Samuel Bagley, son of John Bagley. Baptised at St Edmund, Dudley on 6 February 1613. He appears in the Churchwardens records for St. Thomas, Dudley as late as March 1695-6, where he is nominated as churchwarden for the following year.
4 John Bagley - John Bagley. Baptised at St. Edmund, Dudley on 29 December 1603. Possibly the John Bagley (gunsmith) buried at St. Edmund, Dudley on 17 January 1643-4.
5 Sutton Bagley - Sutton Bagley, grandchild of John Bagley, testator. The son of Edward Bagley and Ollive baptised on 22 April 1637 at St. Thomas, Dudley. "He was the elder brother of Edward Bagley who become the citizen and pewterer of London and kinsman to Lady Bernard, Shakespeare's granddaughter.)
6 Elizabeth Jevon - Elizabeth Jevon, grandchild of John Bagley, testator. This is most probably Elizabeth, the daughter of John Jevon and Elizabeth Bagley. The Jevon family, like the Bagleys were prolific in Dudley and surrounds.
7 Margarett Jevon - Margaret Jevon, grandchild of John Bagley, testator. This is most likely the Margarett Jeaven, father John Jeaven, mother Elyzabeth, baptised at St Thomas, Dudley, 1 March 1635-6. Her mother Elizabeth, was probably the wife of John Jevon who was buried at St. Edmunds, Dudley on 21 December 1636.
(Translated by) John Taplin
12 September 2004"
Noted events in his life were:
• Will, 3 May 1648, St. Thomas, Dudley, Worcestershire, ENG. 8
• Probate of Will, 8 Aug 1648, Dudley, Worcestershire, ENG. 8
John married Agnes TOMLINSON  [MRIN: 1017], daughter of William TOMLINSON  and Agnes ORRES , about 1601. (Agnes TOMLINSON  was born in Dudley, Worcestershire, ENG, christened on 25 Jun 1577 in St. Thomas, Dudley, Worcestershire, ENG and died before 3 Jul 1629.)
John next married Unknown SUTTON  [MRIN: 4339] on 5 Dec 1609 in St. Edmund, Dudley, Worcestershire, ENG.1